Free HACCP workshop for HACCP team leaders in Zagreb

first_imgThe Quality Management Department of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, as part of the Food Business Assistance Program, is organizing a free two-day HACCP workshop to be held on September 28 and 29 from 10 am to 16 pm at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Rooseveltov trg 2 in Zagreb.At the workshop, participants will be introduced to the legal requirements in the field of food safety and explained the obligations of entities in the food business. In the practical part, participants will be introduced to ways to meet legal requirements, practical examples from practice to develop or control the compliance of their own food safety management systems based on HACCP principles.HACCP workshop is free, and is intended for all entities in the food business, leaders and members of HACCPs who in practice establish, implement and maintain a food safety system as a legislative obligation related to the provisions of the Food Act and all interested parties who in any way participate in the implementation of this legislative framework in food production, processing or distribution in the food chain.It is done in small groups, so, if necessary, after completing these groups, all applicants will be informed about the date of the next HACCP workshop. All information can be obtained from the Quality Management Department by calling 01 / 4561-551.last_img read more

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Stats the limit for hungry Distin

first_img Press Association He said: “Ask the manager and the other players, who have seen me in training, whether they think I’m here to retire or here to compete. I’m a competitor and I love it. That’s my passion. “I don’t watch football on TV, I don’t know the name of every player or every stadium and I can’t remember the results of matches I played two weeks ago. “Instead, I just love to play games and train hard. I also love to compete and that’s why I’m here.” Distin insists the prospect of playing at a club unspoilt by the trappings of Premier League fame was also appealing. Six years ago Bournemouth were facing administration and in danger of dropping out of the Football League altogether. Now they are preparing to meet Aston Villa in Saturday’s Premier League opener at the Vitality Stadium. “Bournemouth’s story stimulates me. It’s very refreshing and I told the manager that. All the lads are very humble and generous in their work,” Distin said. “They haven’t been touched by the amazing things that the Premier League brings, maybe, but also they haven’t been touched by the downside. The complacency, taking things easy, taking it for granted. “They know they are living the dream now and they want to fight hard to keep that dream alive. It’s beautiful and refreshing for me to experience that. “I went through a tough place last season so I needed to reflect a bit and make sure I wanted to carry on. “At Everton the last four months were just about training and keeping fit, so it wasn’t enjoyable. As a player you want to be able to compete. “It took me two weeks to think about the moved to Bournemouth, but the passion was still there and fitness-wise I still felt good, so I decided to carry on. “And from that moment I felt excited by this challenge. I could have waited to see what other offers would come.” Sylvain Distin may struggle to remember the result of a game he played a fortnight ago, but the Frenchman will still give everything in pursuit of keeping Bournemouth’s fairytale alive. Distin readily accepted a summer approach from the Barclays Premier League debutants having decided a difficult end to his six-year spell at Everton should not be the final chapter of a well-travelled career. The 37-year-old Frenchman insists his decision to help the Dorset club defy the odds by securing a second season among the game’s elite was motivated by desire rather than money. last_img read more

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President Sirleaf Pays Tearful Tribute to Willis Knuckles

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joined hundreds of friends, family and colleagues who gathered in Careysburg Saturday morning to lay to rest the remains of the late Willis DeFrancis Knuckles, Jr.President Sirleaf began her eulogy in the form of a Letter: “Dear Willis…”A deeply saddened President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, in her tearful tribute, described the late Knuckles as an awesome strategist who, she said,  immensely, committedly and honestly contributed to her successes in the 2005 and 2011 presidential elections.She said he was introduced to her as a ‘rising star’; and as a non-partisan, he began to effect his strategies and organizational skills during presidential campaigns.She asserted that she saw it fitting for Willis to be part of her first cabinet team as Minister of Publics Works and later as Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, but characteristically coined his departure from her government as “untimely,” adding that “He held no bitterness.”The President recalled that although Knuckles went into the private sector as a business man, “he always dropped by my house to spice my day with his wise counsel.”Madam Sirleaf, in a painful narration, said her last meeting with Willis Knuckles was at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, where he was in uncontrollable tears, coupled with the lamentations of family members.She indicated that that an emotional heartbreak forced her to leave the hospital in tears.President Sirleaf told the thousand-odd funeral-goers that Willis’ tears at the hospital sent a message that he would no longer be with us.  This prediction to his death  brought tears in the eyes of many in the Seys United Methodist Church in Careysburg.“I had never seen him cry before; and so I believed that was a message that I would not see him again,” the President said.Sorrowfully, for about three minutes, the President left the podium and held on to the casket bearing Mr. Knuckles’ mortal remains and grieved before the mourners, which spared another tearful moment.Some Christians and Muslims who were in the Church argued that if the President had the power of resurrection, or had direct access to God, she would have either resurrected Willis, or prostrated before God as she did at the casket.The President made a remark she had never before revealed publicly: that Willis Knuckles was the person upon whom she depended to organize the transfer of Liberia’s capital city from Monrovia, Montserrado County, to Zekepa in Nimba County.Others who also paid tributes included Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan, who read the Official Gazette on behalf of the Liberian Government as Dean of the Cabinet; the City Corporation of Careysburg, the Rotary Clubs of Monrovia and Sinkor, Alpha Oldtimers and Crowd 21.Others included the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Monrovia Christian Church, the Mount Galilee Baptist Church (Careysburg), First Presbyterian Chruch (Careyburg), Seys United Methodist Church and the family.In his funeral discourse, Seys Senior Pastor Sampson W. Nyanti told the audience that death is inevitable, and that after death is judgment for hell or heaven. Rev. Nyanti said there are three things that sends one to heaven: Knowing, Believing and Living the Word God.Prior to Mr. Knuckles’ employment in the Unity Party’s led government, specially between, 1969-1993, he served as Liaison Officer and Special Protocol Attache, planning for and executing important events such as State Visits, Conferences and Inaugurations and serving as a Liaison to foreign dignitaries, including Heads of State.At the State Department, he served as Secretary to Secretary of State J. Rudolph Grimes and was later appointed by the late President Tubman as a member of Liberian delegations to several Ministerial and Summit meetings of Organization of African Unity in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  He also attended the Summit of Heads of State of the Non-Aligned Movement in Lusaka, Zambia.Mr. Knuckles also served as Administrative Assistant to the late Vice President James E. Greene, until his death in 1977. President William R. Tolbert in 1979 appointed Mr. Knuckles Assistant Minister for Sports in the Ministry of Labor, Youth and Sports, during the tenure of Minister Estrada J. Bernard. Following his successful organization of a six-nation tournament won by Liberia, Knucles was elevated to the position of Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, the assignment he held until his resignation in June 1980.The late Knuckles served as Managing Editor at the Daily Observer from 1982-1984 as well as a correspondent for the BBC’s Focus on Africa Program.Willis was a strong believer in the family and the Church. He was a lifelong Methodist, spearheaded and organized record fundraising drives on two occasions for the rebuilding of the Church.He served as Secretary General and Vice Chairman of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) from 1972-1975 and from 1984-1986.In 1988, he organized and served as managing director of the Sports World, which was forced to close down in 1990  at the onset of the civil war. Again, in 1992, he established a wholly owned private business entity, which provided a vital link between Liberians at home and their relatives in the US, West Africa and other part of the world.The distinguished statesman  died Monday, July 28, 2014 at the hour of 12:30 am in Accra, Ghana after a brief illness.He was born June 29, 1946 in the City of Careysburg, Montserrado County unto the Union of  Mr. Willis D.  Knuckles, Sr. and Mrs. Ethel Dunbar Knuckles, the second of 15 children. He was predeceased by two brothers, George and Winston.He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hawa Evelyn Knuckles; three children, Hawa-Ellen Knuckles, Willis D. Knuckles, III (Marie), and Ethel V. Knuckles; his mother, Mrs. Ethel Dunbar Wah; 12 brothers and sisters, Mrs. Bushin Wilson, Gabriel, Raymond, Marie Forko, William, Benedict, Pitman, Emma Burl Sea, Ethel Coomber, Estella, Mawolo and Robert; two grandchildren: Somod Willis and Nala Miriam; and many other relatives and friends in Liberia and abroad.The Liberian Official Gazette described the late Knuckles as: Patriot, Administrator, Entrepreneur, Devout Christian and Dedicated Public Servant.Mr. Knuckles was buried at the Knuckles’ Cemetery opposite his house in Careysburg.President Ellen Johnson-Sireaf led the Cabinet to the burial, which marked the first time for President Sirleaf to attend both funeral and burial ceremonies, since her reelection in 2011.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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